Juvenile and Children's Law Section

This section provides a forum for lawyers who deal with juvenile and children’s law. It produces CLE courses related to this practice area, distributes a newsletter to section members, and works toward improving juvenile justice and children’s law.

Chair
Disability Rights Tennessee
2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217
(615)298-1080
Immediate Past Chair
Divorce Incorporated
318 Franklin Street
Clarksville, TN 37040
(931)896-2400

Shelby Juvenile Court to Report on Progress

The Juvenile Court of Memphis & Shelby County will hold a public forum Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. to update residents on its progress in meeting the goals of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Memorandum of Agreement, which is designed to address issues such as the disparate treatment of black youths, the high number of youth transferred to adult court, and due process rights violations. The meeting will take place at the Memphis Public Library on Poplar Ave.

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Overspending on Juvenile Court Leads to State Audit for Greene County

The Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury discovered that Greene County’s expenditures exceeded its appropriations in various funds, including juvenile services. The county anticipated spending around $112,000 but instead spent $170,000. General Sessions Court Judge Kenneth Bailey Jr. said the fund went over in fiscal year 2013- 2014 because of extreme cases and housing more juveniles at the Johnson City Juvenile Detention Center for $189 per day. The Greeneville Sun has more.

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